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LARGO — After taking a year off in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Largo Rotary Club’s popular Death by Chocolate is scheduled to return to Largo Central Park’s Performing Arts Center on Friday, Dec. 3.

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LARGO — When R.J. Smith, a New York native and author who once worked at the Big Apple’s famed Carnegie Deli, moved to the area eight years ago, he noticed a lack of similar eateries in Pinellas County.

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LARGO — The city of Largo’s new $55 million City Hall downtown still has a long way to go before officials expect to break ground in early to mid-2022.

CLEARWATER — Largo Middle School students got an idea of what it’s like to work in the manufacturing industry when a group of roughly 30 kids visited Kemco Systems in Clearwater on Oct. 1 in conjunction with the Pinellas County School System’s participation in Manufacturing Day 2021.

LARGO — Since being fired from her post July 27, Joan Byrne, the longtime director of the city’s Recreation, Parks and Arts department, and her husband have repeatedly called on the City Commission to launch an investigation into her dismissal and what she called a culture of “crony manageme…

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The Public Safety Charity Softball Challenge brought the Clearwater and Largo police departments and Pinellas County Sheriff's Office together for a good cause.

CLEARWATER — The annual charity softball game between the Clearwater and Largo police departments is usually all about having fun for a good cause, as the opposing officers have squared off in a friendly ballfield battle to benefit Sun Coast Law Enforcement Charities each spring for nearly 2…

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The regional affiliate of Habitat for Humanity — one of the nation’s busiest — recently marked its 700th home build, adding some 100 affordable properties since just 2019 and set to maintain that momentum in the coming year.

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LARGO — After many hours of discussion and more ups and downs than the swings and slides at Largo Central Park, commissioners decided Aug. 17 they won’t ban teens from city playgrounds.

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LARGO — The revival of a proposed mixed-use development along the 500 and 600 blocks of West Bay Drive continues to inch forward.

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LARGO — After nearly two years of ongoing discussion, city commissioners are close to adopting an ordinance that would further regulate the commercial sale of dogs and cats within the city limits and prohibit new pet stores from being established.

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SEMINOLE — Tampa Bay Newspapers Associate Publisher Jay Rey has been named publisher for the organization, which includes publications in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Hillsborough counties.

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Longtime city Recreation, Parks and Arts Director Joan Byrne lashed out at city administration in a lengthy email July 27 after her sudden termination. "I speak not in bitterness but in concern. My firing is unusual enough to warrant independent review," she wrote to commissioners.

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LARGO — City Manager Henry Schubert released the fiscal year 2022 budget June 30, and it appears Largo has not only weathered the financial storm caused by the pandemic, but it might be coming out the other side in an even better position.

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LARGO — Parks and Recreation officials say the presence of some teenagers on playgrounds designed for children is becoming a growing problem. But because the city doesn’t have any rules on the books regarding age requirements, there is little staff or police can do to address complaints by c…

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LARGO — More than three dozen seniors from Richard O. Jacobson Technical High School in Seminole took part in the Seminole magnet school’s first ever graduation ceremony, held in the Largo High School auditorium on Thursday, June 3, 2021.

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